05 Jun 2012 6 Comments
This is a little bit of a late post but who cares, better late than never right?
Last Monday, my husband and I indulged ourselves in a delightful dinner treat at the newly opened Samba restaurant in Phnom Penh. Samba is known for their Brazilian steaks grilled over hot coals, serving a la carte and buffet. With my husband’s description about the place and their foods, I didn’t think twice on going out with him. I’m going to be a no brainer if I put this on hold.
So, here’s what I can say about my Samba experience
1. The place is cozy with the two floors prepped for diners. As you enter the restaurant, you will be greeted warmly by the staffs and will be asked if you made a reservation or not. Luckily we did, for it was jam-packed afterwards. If you called for a reservation, you’ll be forwarded immediately to your table.
2. Upstairs, a large center table displays a wide array of salads, cheese, soups, breads, appetizers, and desserts. I am highly recommending their potato salad and lettuce salad as they really taste good. My daughter Aiken loves their cheeses and ham from the cold cuts.
3. Once you’re seated, one of the managers will come and explain how to order food. You will be given a coin with different colors on each side. One is green for go and the other is red for stop. So what is this for? When you tip the coin in green, this will signal the roaming chefs that you want to eat more food. Once it’s turned down to red, it means you’re not ready yet for the next serving or simply you’re already full.
4. There are two chefs going around the resto handling different types of meats all the time. Chef Daniel and Chef Peter take turns in serving each diner with delightful choices of roasted beef, pork ribs, marinated chicken wings, prawns, lamb, and their homemade sausages. Speaking of sausage, the ones they serve is to die for! I have eaten like 5 of them and they’re really delicious!
5. Buffet price is reasonable too. For $25++/pax, you’ll be guaranteed full satisfaction with the food they serve. In case you want to order from their menu, their price range is from $25-up. My husband and I were in food coma when we finished eating, none of us were able to stood up right away and say goodbye to our plates, haha
Summing up, I had a wonderful Samba experience and it’s for you to try it too!
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse is located near the Independence Monument on Sihanouk Blvd. just beside Ngon Restaurant